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Hand Hygiene Saves Lives: Patient Admission Video

This video, available in English and Spanish, teaches two key points to hospital patients and visitors to help prevent infections: the importance of practicing hand hygiene while in the hospital, and that it is appropriate to ask or remind their healthcare providers to practice hand hygiene as well.

Modeled after the video that airline passengers are required to view prior to take-off on a flight, this new video is intended to be shown to patients upon admission to the hospital. The goal is that the video will inform patients at the beginning of their hospital stay about what they can do to help prevent infections throughout the duration of their stay.

The video begins with a brief introduction on healthcare-associated infections. It is narrated by a nurse character named Gayle who stresses the importance of hand hygiene for both patients as well as healthcare providers.

hand hygiene using alcohol-based hand sanitizer 
In the video, a nurse character named Gayle demonstrates hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer while emphasizing the importance of this practice to patients.

Podcast — Patient Admission Video

Posters and brochures

Posters and brochures for patients have been developed to accompany the video and reinforce the messages about hand hygiene.

Order posters and brochures (Spanish/English) online free of charge.



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